Daily Coding Tip #3: 11/14/2017

Computer monitors become thinner, hard drives lighter, and programming languages more powerful, but coding-by-hand still remains one of the most effective methods to learn how to program. Be it on a whiteboard or notebook, coding-by-hand requires further caution, precision, and intent behind every line of code. Because unlike on a computer, you can’t run hand-written code midway through the sheet to check if the work is correct. Although more time consuming, this restriction will mold Read more…

[VIDEO] Black Women in Computing

Black Women in Computing is not just a descriptive phrase.  It’s also an official community! Black Women in Computing (BWiC) is a community created to provide support and resources focused on increasing the number of black women and other underrepresented groups in computing related fields. BWiC is the product of the GHC2010 Women of Color luncheon themed, “Building Our Community: Moving Vision into Reality”. The group was launched in 2011 with the help of the Anita Borg Institute Read more…

Are YOU in CSU {Hacks!}?

CSU {Hacks!} started during the 2016-2017 school year at Coppin State University.  It is a voluntary out-of-class experience designed to enhance student programming skills using ‘deep craft’ approaches to learning-the ability to know immediately the various functionalities and how to effectively combine them.  Students meet weekly to improve their software engineering and programming skills through peer-tutoring, working on various coding challenges, and preparing for our regular series of monthly 24-hour hackathons.  Check out the events Read more…

What does it mean to be a ‘Self-Starter?’

What is a self-starter anyway? …a self-starter is person who is sufficiently motivated or ambitious to start a new career or business or to pursue further education without the help of others.  This could also mean a student (person) who studies extra material, attempts unassigned programming challenges, collaborates with other students to build an app =>>> ALL without being told to do so. If someone tells you to do something, they started you.  If you Read more…